100 songs Long Islanders should know

As we prepare for the upcoming Long Island Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Oct. 18 at the Paramount in Huntington, we wanted to pull together a list of the songs that should be a source of civic pride.
These are the 100 songs every Long Islander should know -- songs by people from here, about here, and written and recorded here, that also have changed the world of music. And by here, we go along with the LIHoF's definition of Long Island: Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.


92. "Fire Island," Village People

It came before the New York band's biggest hits, but "Fire Island" was quite the piece of disco-driven travel reporting in 1977, detailing the area as "the place where love is free," while still warning, "don't go in the bushes, someone might stab ya."

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